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Company Information:

Name: Quantum Magnetics, Inc.
Address: 7740 Kenamar Ct.
San Diego, CA 92121
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (858) 566-9200

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $4,595,613.00 68
SBIR Phase II $10,455,378.00 21

Award List:

SINGLE-SIDED NMR FOR MOISTURE CONTENT EVALUATION OF COMPOSITES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr Ronald E Sager
Award Amount: $49,596.00

GLASS BOTTLE CONTENTS VERIFICATION SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Dr Dale R Mckay
Award Amount: $50,000.00

GLASS BOTTLE CONTENTS VERIFICATION SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Dr Dale R Mckay
Award Amount: $293,997.00
Abstract:
A glass bottle contents verification system based upon nuclear magnetic resonance (nmr) relaxation signatures is proposed. as envisioned, the proposed system will accommo- date the expected wide range of fluid types and bottle sizesin addition, unlike systems based upon high-resolution nmr… More

SINGLE-SIDED NMR FOR MOISTURE CONTENT EVALUATION OF COMPOSITES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr Ronald E Sager
Award Amount: $494,100.00
Abstract:
The nuclear magnetic resonance behavior of hydrogen nuclei in liquid water and water trapped in the pores of materials is dramatically different thanthat of hydrogen nuclei in solids. specifically, the relaxation rates of the nuclei in the two cases are typically different by two to three orders of… More

NEW TYPE OF ULTRA-SENSITIVE MAGNETOMETER MADE FROM HIGH TC THIN FILM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Andrew Hibbs
Award Amount: $50,682.00
Abstract:
We propose to fabricate a new type of solid state magnetic field to voltage transducer from thin-films of the high-tc superconductor bi2, ca2sr2cu3ox (bscco). we believe that when operating at 80k - 100k, this device will have a sensitivity better than state of the art optically pumped… More

SUPERCONDUCTING SEISMOMETERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: William F Avrin , Research Scientists
Award Amount: $49,661.00

NEW TYPE OF ULTRA-SENSITIVE MAGNETOMETER MADE FROM HIGH TC THIN FILM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Andrew Hibbs , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,682.00
Abstract:
We propose to fabricate a new type of solid state magnetic field to voltage transducer from thin-films of the high-tc superconductor bi2, ca2sr2cu3ox (bscco). we believe that when operating at 80k - 100k, this device will have a sensitivity better than state of the art optically pumped… More

SUPERCONDUCTING SEISMOMETERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: William F Avrin , Research Scientists
Award Amount: $252,105.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a superconducting seismometer which will resolve ground noise at frequencies of 100 hertz and higher. the new instrument will have improved linearity, will have a dynamic range of 140 db or more, and will maintain high sensitivity over a broad range of frequencies. the new… More

DUCTILE HIGH-TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTING ALLOYS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The brittleness and low critical current densities of high temperature superconducting (hts) compounds are serious impediments to component fabrication and the ultimate commercialization of these materials. this project explores and further develops a novel processing technique for hts materials… More

INTEGRATED SENSOR ARRAYS FOR NEUROMAGNETOMETRY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Willam F Avrin
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The cost and performance of neuromagnetometers can be improved using a new type of magnetic sensor array. the improved array will consist of several planar segments, each of which is a highly integrated structure containing a number of squid magnetic sensors. each squid pickup loop will incorporate… More

NUCLEAR MAGNETISM DETECTION OF NONMETALLIC MINES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: William F. Avrin
Award Amount: $47,575.00
Abstract:
1One of the most difficult problems in mine detection is distringuishing nonmetallic mines from other inhomogeneities in the soil. Nuclear magnetism provides a unique signature for common military explosives, a signature which is detectable in the presence of time-varying fields. In Phase I we… More

EVALUATION OF HIGH SENSITIVITY MAGNETIC IMAGING FOR DETECTION OF HIDDEN CORROSION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Andrew D Hibbs , Research Physicist
Award Amount: $49,998.00
Abstract:
Experiments at the massachusetts institute of technology (mit), the naval research laboratory, and quantum magnetics have demonstrated a new powerful noninvasive technique for monitoring electrochemical corrosion processes via their associated magnetic fields. in addition to remotely detection… More

Vestibular Magnetism: A Noninvasive Probe of the Organ of Balance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr S Kumar
Award Amount: $52,977.00
Abstract:
The human balance mechanism plays an important role in the performance of Air Force personnel in flight operations. Research is needed to better understand and predict the susceptibility of individuals to flight related balance and motion disorders. Existing balance tests, based solely on the… More

A Practical HTS SQUID Magnetometry System for NDI of Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr A.d. Hibbs
Award Amount: $49,727.00
Abstract:
Recent, unpublished advances in SQUID magnetometry by the Proposers have removed the obstacles currently preventing practical use of the HTS SQUIDs, namely the need for HTS pickup coils and the unfeasibility of unshielded operation of HTS SQUIDs in high noise environments. As a result, a portable,… More

ORIENTATION-INDEPENDENT OPTICALLY PUMPED MAGNETOMETERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. W.f. Avrin
Award Amount: $50,054.00
Abstract:
Optically pumped magnetometers (OPMs) have long been used by the Navy for detecting mines, submarines, and other buried or concealed ordnance. One of the main problems with OPMs is that their readings depend on their orientation with respect to the earth's magnetic field. When the magnetometer is… More

NEW TYPE OF INFRARED AND FAR INFRARED FOCAL PLANE DETECTOR WITH VERY LOW NEP

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Andrew D Hibbs
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
A new type of infrared multipixel staring array based upon the recently observed phenomenon of photofluxonics is being developed. the sensor is based on a simple josephson junction and is the magnetic analog of a ccd photosensor, a novel device geometry allows the direct conversion of photons to… More

ADVANCED CORROSION STUDIES USING ULTRASENSITIVE MAGNETIC IMAGING TECHNIQUES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Andrew D Hibbs
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
A new powerful noninvasive technique for monitoring electrochemical corrosion processes via their associated magnetic fields is demonstrated. simple analysis of the time evolution of these magnetic fields can highlight specific magnetic signatures associated with specific corrosion phenomena such as… More

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Using SQUIDs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Sankaran Kumar
Award Amount: $49,998.00
Abstract:
Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices (SQUIDs) are the most sensitive magnetic field detectors in existence. Recent experiments at the University of California, Berkeley, and here at Quantum Magnetics have shown that SQUIDs can be used to detect radiofrequency nuclear magnetic signals. This… More

Reduced-Cost Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Julian Shaw
Award Amount: $49,000.00
Abstract:
Though it is now the diagnostic tool of choice in a wide range of clinical situations, the actual usage of MRI is limited by its expense even in relatively prosperous communities. High-field MRI capital equipment costs range upward from approximately $1,000,000. Installation and operating costs are… More

Nitrogen Biomedical Imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Julian Shaw
Award Amount: $45,645.00
Abstract:
Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance (NQR) is similar to the more widely used technique of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) except that (1) a magnetic field is not required, and (2) the NQR signal can only be observed in solids and only from selected nuclei. Recent advances in various branches of… More

Spray Droplet and Grain Size Determination by AC-Susceptibility to Facilitate Adaptive Process Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: A. R. Perry
Award Amount: $49,926.00

Non-Destructice Evaluation of Solid Rocket Motor Liners, Insulators, and Propellants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Lowell J. Burnett
Award Amount: $49,873.00

AN INTENSITY AND POSITION MONITOR FOR PARTICLE BEAM DIAGNOSTICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Alan L Singsaas
Award Amount: $73,447.00

AN INTENSITY AND POSITION MONITOR FOR PARTICLE BEAM DIAGNOSTICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Alan L Singsaas
Award Amount: $599,634.00
Abstract:
With the development of a new generation of accelerators employing superconducting magnets for nuclear physics such as the continuous electron beam accelerator facility (cebaf) and the relativistic heavy ion collider (rhic), a corresponding need has arisen for a new generation of diagnostic tools… More

INDUCTIVELY COUPLED IR STARIG ARRAY BASED ON PHOTOFLUXONIC PIXELS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Andrew Hibbs, Phd
Award Amount: $52,794.00
Abstract:
A new type of infrared staring array, not requiring contact with readout electronics, is proposed based on the recently observed phenomenon of photofluxonics. We propose to utilize this enhanced photodetection effect in superconductors to make a new and extremely simple monolithic focal plane… More

LOW FIELD MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING WITH SQUIDS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr S Kumar
Award Amount: $74,147.00
Abstract:
Superconducting quantum interference devices (squids) are the most sensitive magnetic field detectors in existence. recent experiments have shown that squids can be used to detect radio frequency nuclear magnetic signals. this opens up the possibility of using squids to do magnetic resonance… More

LOW FIELD MRI WITH SQUIDS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Sankaran Kumar
Award Amount: $64,322.00
Abstract:
Superconducting quantum interference devices (squids) are the most sensitive magnetic field detectors in existence. recent experiments have shown that squids can be used to detect radio frequency nuclear magnetic signals. this opens up the possibility of using squids to do magnetic resonance… More

Bond Quality Determination Using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance NDE Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Lowell J. Burnett
Award Amount: $69,524.00
Abstract:
At the present, a major barrier to the optimum utilization of adhesive bonding as a joining method in primary structures is the inability of NDE techniques to determine bond quality, and thus structural integrity. Methods that have been used to investigate bond quality include sonics, ultrasonics,… More

Non-Destructice Evaluation of Solid Rocket Motor Liners, Insulators, and Propellants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Lowell J. Burnett
Award Amount: $486,262.00

New Type of Magnetic Sensor Based on Stochastic Resonance in a Flux Quantized Superconducting Loop

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Andrew D. Hibbs
Award Amount: $68,225.00

NEW NONINVASIVE SENSOR FOR MONITORING CORROSION IN HARSH ENVIRONMENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Andrew D Hibbs
Award Amount: $49,963.00

Novel Low Frequency Eddy Current Detection of Interior Cracks in Multi-Layer Metallic Airframe Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alex Perry
Award Amount: $79,113.00
Abstract:
The detection of small cracks and corrosion deep within a metal structure is a crucial unsolved problem for aircraft NDE. Examples include cracks and voids in thick structural members, interfacial corrosion in layered structures and cracks radiating from the fastener hole on interior layers of a lap… More

Low-Noise, Broadband SQUID Amplifiers for Low-Impedance Signal Sources

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: William Avrin
Award Amount: $59,892.00
Abstract:
Matching the impedance of a signal source to the input of an amplifier yields the lowest-noise amplification. Using conventional, semiconductor amplifiers requires impedance matching networks that inherently limit bandwidth. Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices (SQUIDs) offer inherently low… More

New High Tc SQUID System for the Detection of Corrosion in Fielded Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Andrew D. Hibbs
Award Amount: $99,677.00
Abstract:
Recent research indicates that SQUID magnetic measurements have a unique capability for noninvasive detection of corrosion. To realize this potential in practical situations, a SQUID instrument based on high-temperature superconductors (HTS) is needed. Development of such a system poses a number of… More

NEW NONINVASIVE SENSOR FOR MONITORING CORROSION IN HARSH ENVIRONMENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Andrew D Hibbs
Award Amount: $199,730.00
Abstract:
Experiments at the massachusetts institute of technology, the johns hopkins university, and quantum magnetics have show that corrosion reactions create measurable magnetic fields. in contrast to other techniques, magnetic detection offers the possibility of directly detecting corrosion processes… More

Noninvasive Assessment of Arterial Heart Valves

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: William Arvin
Award Amount: $99,987.00
Abstract:
Cracks in Bjork-Shirley heart valves lead to the death of many patients. Only X-ray technique showesuccess for the detection of fractures in implanted valves. We will use a magnetic technique which inon- invasive for crack detection in implanted valves. We will apply in ac magnetic field to the… More

Squid Sensor Array Optimized for Fetal Magnetoencephalog

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: William Avnn
Award Amount: $99,738.00
Abstract:
This contract represents a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I award, and supports pea research study to develop a simplified method to detect the fetal magnetoencephalogram utilizing SQuantum Interference Devices (SQUID). The end product of this contract is a final report, which… More

Nondestructive Inspection of Fruits for Pits and Foreign Objects

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $54,817.00
Abstract:
The presence of pits in fruits produces obvious risk, increases industry liability, and reduces product quality in the eyes of the consumer. Recent university research has shown that magnetic resonance (MR) techniques are capable of detecting pits in fruits. The MR methods can be made quickly, and… More

High Temperature Superconducting Biomagnetometers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Sankaran Kumar
Award Amount: $99,538.00

Improved Nondestructive Evaluation of Deep, Inaccessible Flaws in Metal Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: William Avrin
Award Amount: $64,532.00

Enhanced SQUID Electronics and Sensors Adapted for use with Cryogenic Detectors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Alan Singsaas
Award Amount: $64,962.00

Low Cost Magnetic Resonance Imaging for the Nondestructive Evaluation of Naval Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Geoff Barrall.
Award Amount: $69,349.00
Abstract:
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has established itself as a leading medical diagnostic tool because of its ability to use nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) relaxation parameters as contrast mechanisms to image tissues and highlight features of diagnostic importance. Laboratory research has shown… More

Improved Detectin, Locatization, and Characterization of Non-Ferrous metallic Objects

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Peter V. Czipott
Award Amount: $69,454.00
Abstract:
There is a serious shortfall in the detectio of buried ordnance, mines, and submunitions with metallic, but non-ferrous, cases. These non-ferrous objects cannot be detected by passive magnetometers. Non-ferrous metals can be detected by active electromagnetic methods, but existing metal detectors… More

Field-Deployable Explosives Detection System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Lowell Burnett
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
The goal of this program is to design, build, and test a cart-portable UXO and land mine detector with tethered, hand-held wands for scanning the ground. The detector will be based upon nuclear quadrupole resonance (NQR) technology, a variant of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) technology which… More

Development of Low-Noise Step-Edge Junctions for High Tc Squid Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Yacine Dalichaouch
Award Amount: $99,650.00
Abstract:
Although significant progress has been made in the fabrication of high quality high temperature superconducting (HTS) thin films over the past few years, several materials and processing issues still need to these films can be possible. This research is directed toward the development of… More

Advanced, Man-Portable Locator of Magnetic Targets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Peter V. Czipott
Award Amount: $99,973.00
Abstract:
This SBIR proposal addresses a high priority DoD need for an improved man-portable magnetic sensor to detect and localize mines and UneXploded Ordnance (UXO). UXO field testing has clearly shown the superiority of magnetic-based technology over other technologies such as ground penetrating radar… More

SQUID NMR Imaging for Ultrahigh Fidelity Inspection of Advance Composite Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Sankaran Kumar
Award Amount: $69,170.00
Abstract:
This project will exploit the properties of a SQUID in developing a single-sided NMR imaging system for advanced composite materials nondestructive inspection (NDI). Unlike conventional NMR detectors, SQUIDs offer a combination of high sensitivity and broad bandwidth at low and relatively… More

New Type of Magnetic Sensor Based on Stochastic Resonance in a Flux Quantized Superconducting Loop

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Andrew D. Hibbs
Award Amount: $581,028.00
Abstract:
We have recently demonstrated stochastic resonance in a superconducting loop containing two Josephson junction, coupled to a conventional Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID). We now propose to create a new type of magnetic sensor in which a stochastically resonating superconducting… More

PREMRI PATIENT SCREENING FOR INTRAOCULAR FOREIGN BODIES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $99,891.00

SQUID NMR IMAGING FOR MATERIALS NDE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Sankaran Kumar , Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $69,170.00

Rapid Analysis and Cataloging of the Physical Properties of Potatoes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Lowell J. Burnett , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00

Rapid Analysis and Cataloging of the Physical Properties of Potatoes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Lowell J. Burnett , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $225,000.00
Abstract:
The accurate determination of specific gravity and identification of defects in potatoes are of great interest to the industry since they affect both the processability and marketability. Preliminary research has indicated that magnetic resonance (MR) techniques are capable of rapidly and realiably… More

Detection of Underground Structures using an Airborne Cryogenic Gravity Gradiometer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert Penny , Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $74,968.00
Abstract:
125 Detection of Underground Structures using an Airborne Cryogenic Gravity Gradiometer--Quantum Magnetics, Inc., 7740 Kenamar Court, San Diego, CA 92121-2425; (619) 566-9200 Dr. Robert Penny, Principal Investigator Ms. Tracey F. B. Wrightson, Business Official DOE Grant No.… More

Man-Portable UXO Detection System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Lowell J. Burnett
Award Amount: $99,241.00
Abstract:
The goal of this program is to design, build, and test a man-portable UXO detection system. The UXO detector will be based upon nuclear quadrupole resonance (NQR) technology, a variant of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) technology that does not require an applied magnetic field and has high… More

High Temperature Superconducting Biomagnetometers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Sankaran Kumar
Award Amount: $742,900.00
Abstract:
Biomagnetometry using Superconducting QUantum Interference Devices (SQUIDs) has great potential valoninvasively monitoring the heart, brain, nervous system and muscles. The widespread use of SQUIDs hby the cost and complexity of cooling to liquid helium temperatures. This problem has been… More

Advanced NDE System for Detecting Hidden Corrosion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Sankaran Kumar
Award Amount: $69,836.00
Abstract:
We propose the development of a sensitive, portable and noninvasive corrosion monitoring instrument with the ability to detect ongoing corrosion and to evaluate the damage caused by corrosion, especially hidden corrosion which cannot be detected visually. Structural applications particularly… More

Development of a Sensitive Multi-Axis Magnetic Tensor Gradiometer for Passive and Active Electromagnetic Detection of Underground Facilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Robert Penny
Award Amount: $98,978.00
Abstract:
The state-of-the-art in magnetoresistive sensors has improved to a point where they can be used to construct extremely sensitive, room temperature, multi-axis magnetic gradiometers. Typical magnetoresistive elements have a white noise floor of 5 pT/Hz(square root), and operate with flat response… More

Improved Nondestructive Evaluation of Deep, Inaccessible Flaws in Metal Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: William Avrin
Award Amount: $263,750.00

Enhanced SQUID Electronics and Sensors Adapted for use with Cryogenic Detectors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Alan Singsaas
Award Amount: $273,882.00

SBIR Phase I: A Non-Invasive Viscometer for Materials Analysis and Process Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Geoffrey Barrall
Award Amount: $74,922.00

NONINVASIVE INSTRUMENT TO MEASURE BODY IRON STORES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Kumar, sankaran
Award Amount: $100,000.00

SQUID NMR IMAGING FOR MATERIALS NDE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Sankaran Kumar , Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $594,725.00

SBIR Phase I: Precise Magnetic Tracking of Robotic/Virtual Reality Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Robert Matthews
Award Amount: $74,622.00

SBIR Phase I: Scanning Wire Magnetometer for Nondestructive Evaluation for High-Temperature Superconducting Wire

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Sankaran Kumar
Award Amount: $74,764.00

Advanced, Man-Portable Locator of Magnetic Targets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Peter V. Czipott
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
This SBIR proposal addresses a high priority DoD need for an improved man-portable magnetic sensor to detect and localize mines and UneXploded Ordnance (UXO). UXO field testing has clearly shown the superiority of magnetic-based technology over other technologies such as ground penetrating radar… More

Non-Destructive Evaluation of Fiber-Reinforced Composites for In-Service Maintenance and Fabrication Control via Embedded NQR Strain Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Stephanie Vierkotter
Award Amount: $64,104.00
Abstract:
Fiber-reinforced composites are lightweight, high-performance materials that play a critical role in the design of space structures, surface launched interceptors and other ground and space based systems. Quality control in-service and during fabrication is of paramount importance to maximizing the… More

IMPROVED NDE FOR QUALITY CONTROL OF ORTHOPAEDIC IMPLANTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Dalichaouch, Yacine
Award Amount: $99,936.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $749,999.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Kumar sankaran
Award Amount: $681,523.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Sankaran Kumar
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Sankaran Kumar
Award Amount: $367,446.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Hector Robert, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,979.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Stephanie Vierkotter
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Stephanie Vierkotter
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Stephanie Vierkotter
Award Amount: $750,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert Mathews, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,996.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Yacine Dalichaouch, Ph.D.
Award Amount: $69,961.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Pablo J. Prado
Award Amount: $69,917.00
Abstract:
Not Available We propose to develop intelligent software that assists a crew in planning activities while living in habitats like BIOPlex, Mars Transhab, and International Space Station. Progress has been made in developing autonomous planning and scheduling technology

Wideband, Multi-axis Magnetic/Electromagnetic Gradiometer with Advanced Signal Processing for UXO and Landmine Discrimination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Yacine Dalichaouch, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $729,874.00
Abstract:
Presently deployed metal detectors can detect low-metal content mines, but cannot discriminate mines from metallic clutter. Their operation remains plagued by unacceptably high false alarm rates; 70% of remediation costs go to the excavation of shrapnel,spent bullet casings, and other clutter. … More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Sankaran Kumar
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will demonstrate the feasibility of using magnetic tensor gradiometry to both locate and determine the depth of buried underground and/or submerged underwater ferrous pipes. Detection and location of subsurface pipes is of great… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: David Japikse
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: David Japikse
Award Amount: $499,978.00

A Very Deep Submicron Cell Library and Design System for RH ASICs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Yacine Dalichaouch, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Remote detection and characterization of underground facilities (UGF) is of great importance in environmental, geologic, mining, law enforcement, and strategic arms treaty applications. This is particularly true for the detection and imaging ofsubterranean features such as tunnels, bunkers, and… More

Self-organizing Array of Low-frequency Electromagnetic Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Yacine Dalichaouch, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $98,778.00
Abstract:
The goal of the proposed work is to develop and demonstrate self-orienting and self-calibrating, low frequency field-deployable electromagnetic (EM) sensors. The focus will be on EM sensors which support long-baseline gradiometry and which have thefollowing characteristics: small size, low power,… More

Development of a Magnetic Microsensor Module for Battlefield Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Yacine Dalichaouch, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,995.00
Abstract:
The goal of the proposed work is to develop a technology for small, low power, low cost magnetic microsensor modules that can detect magnetic anomalies in the battlefield generated by the presence and movement of armed troops and military vehicles. Thefocus will be on Anisotropic MagnetoResistive… More

Magnetic tracking for pharmacodynamic studies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Sankaran Kumar
Award Amount: $99,915.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (Provided by Applicant): Quantum Magnetic proposes to develop an instrument, configured as a magnetic gradiometer, that would locate and track a magnetic target in the human digestive tract without the use of radioactive markers. The focus application is to track… More

Integration of Advanced Magnetic Sensors into Underwater Vehicles to Provide High-Quality Spatiotemporal Magnetic Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Sankaran Kumar, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $544,459.00
Abstract:
"Operating a vector-component magnetic sensor in motion with high sensitivity is challenging. Compensation of motion noise is classically achieved by configuring the sensor as a magnetic gradiometer and taking advantage of the fact that the earth'smagnetic field is spatially nearly uniform. … More

Self-Organizing Array of Low-Frequency Electromagnetic Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Yacine Dalichaouch, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $374,986.00
Abstract:
The goal of the proposed work is to develop and demonstrate self-orienting and self-calibrating, low frequency field-deployable electromagnetic (EM) sensors. The focus will be on EM sensors which support long-baseline gradiometry and which have thefollowing characteristics: small size, low power,… More

A Novel Non-Contacting Strain Measurement Method for Nondestructive Inspection and Health Monitoring of Carbon Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Stephanie Vierkotter, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $69,975.00
Abstract:
"Carbon composite structures are critical to BMDO's missions. A structural failurehas very expensive consequences and might affect our Nation's safety. Existingnondestructive inspection methods have a variety of drawbacks, and therefore the useof composites proceeds with both caution (e.g.,… More